Adopt your dog

A rescued dog will show you (and your loved ones) its appreciation over a lifetime

The association

The Italo’s Friends Association (« Gli Amici di Italo ») rescues dogs across Sicily and seeks adoptive families in Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

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Good reason to adopt a dog!

Wandering and abandoned dogs are still a reality, sadly. When you adopt a dog, you dignify a life.

Why make a donation?

Our association’s efforts such as collecting, transporting and treating these dogs with medicine are costly. Hence, your donation towards our fix costs helps us find lonely animals in the region and provide them with a loving home.

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Amazon Wishlist

The Associazione Amici di Italo has created a “Wish List” on Amazon for all those who want to support us in our project to combat stray dogs by offering food to dogs rescued from the streets. And let’s not forget the care dedicated to the cats of the feline colonies.
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Amazon wishlist

To adopt

To make an adoption application, please kindly contact us per email at

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Gli amici di italo

The “Italo’s Friends” Association

After years of voluntary work in the field of animal rescue, we founded the Association. Thanks to our national and international network, we have been succeeding in our mission. Not only do we rescue endangered and abandoned animals, but take up the responsibility to find new homes for those animals whose families can no longer provide shelter for.

Da dove venogono e dove vengono adottati i cani

L’associazione salva cani in tutta la Sicilia ed ha sede a Scicli, nella Sicilia barocca. Grazie ad un ampia rete di contatti sviluppata negli anni, riesce a trovare famiglie adottive in tutta Italia, Svizzera e Germania.

Why “Italo” ?

The Association’s name comes from an adopted dog from Sicily. Who also happens to be the inspiration of a movie shot in Sicily, and across Modena and Ragusa.

Film trailer
Educational projects

The fight against wandering animals as well as the understanding towards the cure of rescued animals starts with the civil duty of each citizen. Reason why we promote and organise didactic educational projects in schools and in the community.

The Association

Gli Amici di Italo consists of and works with volunteers in the field for the rescue, care and maintenance of dogs. Thanks to its network of contacts in the rest of Italy, Switzerland and Germany, it helps adopters to transport the dogs.

Support the Italo’s Friends Association! Thanks!

Every penny counts

IBAN: IT66 T030 3217 0000 1000 0389 947
Swift/Bic Code BACRIT21455

Even the smallest donation is useful for:

Feeding a dog

We need your donations to buy food for our furry ones.

Treating a dog

Dogs are examined and treated by professional veterinarians. We use your donations to cover the costs.

fight against stray dogs

Your donations are used to finance the daily fight against stray dogs

Changing a disrespectful culture

Your donations are used to finance educational and teaching projects.

Bank account details

IBAN: IT66 T030 3217 0000 1000 0389 947
Swift/Bic Code BACRIT21455

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Italo il film

The film was shot in Sicily, between Scicli, Modica and Ragusa, with a cast coming mainly from the region [1] and is based on a true story [2], of a mixed breed dog that in the summer of 2009 appeared in circumstances never clarified in Scicli, gaining such popularity for his gifts as to deserve honorary citizenship.